Disasters Emergency Committees worldwide are launching emergency appeals to raise funds for victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan.
The UN says Pakistan’s worst flooding in nearly a century has now affected more than four million people and left at least 1,600 dead.
But with fresh flood warnings and more rain forecast – and thousands struggling with shortages of food, clean water, shelter and medicine – UK aid agencies say the situation on the ground is desperate.
Lesly Lowe, President of the Commonwealth Cricket League, has decided that every little bit helps in this struggle and has asked the CCL to step up to the plate and pitch in.
The response has been tremendous and so far nearly $2000 has been collected from teams and umpires in CCL.
Many teams are still observing Ramadan and are not playing any cricket but will resume this Sunday, Lesly hopes that these 20 to 30 teams will add at least another $1500-$2000 so that the final donation to this very important fund can top the $4000 mark.
As President of the largest cricket organization in USA, Lesly believes that when a disaster of this magnitude occurs everyone should do their part equally.
The CCL has more than 20 Pakistani teams plus teams from Guyana, India, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad.
A natural disaster can strike any part of the globe without warning and others must stand ready to assist as Lesly and the CCL stalwarts are currently doing.